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Taenia Rationis

Show of argument. Argument which seems prima facie plausible and specious, but has no real depth or value.

“Mr. Spencer is again afflicted with his old complaint toe rationis, and takes big words for real things.” —Era Olla: Mr. Spencer's First Principles.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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